2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an
issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have
difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for
me but this year it was almost constant.
In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up
resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that
SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of
these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time.
The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold
weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times
but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire
but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and
shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you
can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its
worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this).
Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock).
This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it
in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about
10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally
a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you
turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am
told!). It should then fire up.
Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video
comments to help!
CarPC Startup/Shutdown Controller for '06 Civic
This is a PIC Microcontroller based startup/shutdown controller for a car
computer. Watch and it will be breifly explained
Here is a link to the MP3car.com thread of my build:
how to clean an idle air control valve.
made for kathy
BMW 328i E36 Start Up Problem
When engine is cold it has problems starting with a very weird sound. car
rattles and shake a lot at the beginning once warm it stops. Crankshaft
sensor & Starter are brand new,& problem still continues. When engine cold
it also tends to turn off when put to drive or reverse,but when warm/hot
its fine.btw Battery is also new.
What to do if your car won't start.
Emmy Award Winning mechanic Scotty Kilmer shows what to do if your car
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Off-Road Camper Wars! Ford 4x4 Sportsmobile vs Pace Arrow RV - Dirt Every Day Ep. 18
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bmw rough idle cold start
cold morning, just woke up. i have been having this engine problem for
about a month now. only happens when its first started in the morning. the
problem goes away eventually though
► Audi's automatic driving for parking
Audi's automatic parking systems operate by means of either ultrasound or
cameras, which display images via the onboard monitor. One particularly
convenient solution is park assist. When backing into a parking space, it
performs all the necessary steering movements; it can handle both parallel
parking and parking perpendicular to the street. The system finds a parking
space with ultrasound sensors that scan the roadside in two dimensions
while driving at moderate speed. The system notifies the driver via a
message in the display once the sensors have found a space which is large
If the driver wishes to park in the space, he or she shifts into reverse
and the park assist system takes over the steering. The driver must
accelerate, shift gears, and brake. When parallel parking, the detected
space is large enough if it is about 80 centimeters (2.62 ft) longer than
the vehicle itself. Park assist can perform multi-point parking maneuvers
and also offers support in leaving parallel parking spaces.
Another technology from Audi is the parking system plus with surround view
cameras. Four small cameras -- in the single-frame grille, at the rear and
in the side mirror housings -- record the vehicle's immediate surroundings.
The driver can call up a variety of views on the large onboard monitor,
including a top-down virtual view. On corners or junctions with an
obstructed view, the system can analyze cross-traffic otherwise invisible
to the driver in front of or behind the vehicle.
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
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Troubleshooting Car Problems : Car Start-Up Problems
When a car doesn't start, the first thing to determine is whether or not
the engine is cranking, after which the driver should check to see if a
sensor is unplugged. Listen for the fuel pump to turn on when starting a
car with help from an automotive technology professor in this free video on
problems with starting a car.
Expert: Bob Ricewasser
Bio: Bob Ricewasser is a former automotive technology professor, and an
avid car collector.
Filmmaker: Nathan Boehme
Car Fluids & Tires : Symptoms of a Bad Starter Motor
Symptoms of a bad starter motor in a car include a vehicle not starting,
not turning over, making loud clicks or a loud spinning and grinding noise.
Avoid damaging the starter motor and fly wheel of a car with help from a
certified master mechanic in this free video on car maintenance and auto